The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Lillie (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1849

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LILLA, JOHN Schooner, ashore on the mainland, east of the North Manitou, Lake Michigan, May 1, 1849. No cargo.
      Casualty List for 1849
      Erik Hyle's private papers

      LAKE INTELLIGENCE Tuesday, May 1.
MELANCHOLY DISASTER AND LOSS OF LIFE: -- The Chicago Journal says: We learn by the mate of a vessel just arrived from up the lake that the schooner JOHN LILLIE, Capt. Keaho, capsized during the recent blow, when between Grand Traverse and the North Manitou, and it is feared all on board are lost.
The Indians first brought the news over to the Manitou's, who reported that they had found eight dead bodies.
The LILLIE had on board 12 or 15 persons, passengers and crew. We go to press without further particulars. The LILLIE was light, and was proceeding up the lake for a load of bark, shingles, &c.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 1, 1849

schooner JOHN LILLIE:-- It appears that although the JOHN LILLIE went ashore at the Sleeping Bear Island, all hands are safe. The vessel it is thought will be got off without difficulty.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 2, 1849

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Reason: aground
Freight: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.02305 Longitude: -85.75981
William R. McNeil
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John Lillie (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1849